Monday, February 21, 2011

Writer's News

photo by Lucas 

Recently, I submitted Maggie and the Third Grade Blues to 4 more publishers (now making a total of 14) and to 2 more agents (a total of 7).  After waiting the standard 3-month period to hear from an editor, these are the results:  

Dutton—queried; received a rejection
Tanglewood Press—sent manuscript, but received no word
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers—sent manuscript, but received no word
Philomel—sent manuscript, but received no word

Adams Literary—sent manuscript, but received a rejection 
Sheldon Fogelman Agency—sent manuscript, but received a signed rejection

Regardless on the lack of interest from publishers, I've entered two more contests:
Tennessee Mountain Writers and CNW/FFWA.  I will share the outcomes with my followers.

Other writer’s news:  At the end of the month, I’ll be attending a seminar hosted by Chuck Sambuchino, a columnist for Writer’s Digest.  He’ll be discussing how to find an agent. In the past, I’ve been told that picture book authors don’t need an agent,but I’m beginning to think otherwise. Many children’s book publishers have closed their doors to unagented authors. In fact, Meg Cabot (yes the world famous author) told me, “Get an agent” if I want to see publication. 

I can't wait to meet Chuck and learn all there is to know about finding an agent. 
Got a question for Chuck?  As I’ve mentioned in an earlier blog, leave a comment.  
I’ll ask Chuck on your behalf.


Chuck said...

Were you going to come to my Feb. 26 talk in Lex? I'm sorry - I had the flu. It's rescheduled for March 26 at 9:45 am if you can make it.

Hope to meet you


Randi said...

I am so looking forward to your workshop. I will need to leave directly afterward to attend the last half of another writers' conference.
See you soon.